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Publication Scheme

Publication Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, every public authority, such as the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, has a duty to specify what information they publish, how the information is made available and whether it is free or if there is a charge.

Our publication scheme explains what information we provide to the public. Wherever possible, we will make it easy for you to access.

The Publication Scheme is categorised into the seven classes listed below.

Who We Are and What We Do

We are one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands. The following links provides you with more information about the Trust, our locations and the services we provide.

Please also see the following organisational structures which are currently available.

What We Spend and How We Spend It

In this section you will find financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audits. This section will continue to grow as we work towards making as much of this information available.

Publications and Documents
Our corporate publications and documents such as the annual report, Trust-wide strategy, operational plans and financial performance reports will be available here as soon as they are published.

If you are looking for older copies of these publications, you can view these in the archive section which is located at the bottom of the page publications page.

How We Spend our Money
Following guidance issued by HM Treasury, we will be publishing details of any spending over £25,000 from 1 April 2010 on a monthly basis. Our spending report includes all individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments and other transactions over £25,000. As set out in government guidance, it does not include money we spend on staff salaries through our payroll. Details of staff pay and grading structures can be located on the NHS Employers website.

Our Charity makes a real difference to our patients, their families and the staff that treat them above and beyond that provided by the NHS.

For more information on how you can support our charity and the work they do, please click on the link above.

What Our Priorities Are and How We Are Doing

In this section you will find strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

How We Make Decisions

In this section you will find information about our decision making processes and records of decisions.

Our Policies and Procedures

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust regularly reviews their policies and procedures. Please see below a list of the types of written protocols, policies and procedures written by the Trust. If you wish to view any of these documents, please email: rwh-tr.FOI@nhs.net.

  • Strategies and Frameworks
  • Clinical Policies,Procedures and Guidelines
  • Corporate Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • Patient Advice Leaflets
Lists and Registers

Please see below information we are currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers as well as any other lists or registers relating to the functions of the authority.

The Services We Offer

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust provides its services from the following locations:

  • New Cross Hospital - Secondary and Tertiary Services, Maternity, Accident & Emergency, Critical Care and Outpatients

  • West Park Hospital - Rehabilitation Inpatient and Day Care Services, Therapy Services and Outpatients

  • More than 20 Community sites - Community Services for Children and Adults, Walk-in Centres and Therapy and Rehabilitation Services

  • Cannock Chase Hospital - General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Breast Surgery, Urology, Dermatology, and Medical Day Case Investigations and Treatment (including Endoscopy)

For further information on what the organisation offers, please see the links below:-

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